Further notes on the management and harvest planning on European Mediterranean forests. The sources found in the forest conservation legislation passed by the Kingdom of Naples and Sicily in the second half of the 18th century and by the Kingdom of Naples
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AbstractThis paper analyses the sources for the planning procedures outlined in forestry laws produced by the Kingdom
of Naples and Sicily in the second half of the 18th century and by the Kingdom of Naples in the early 19th. The paper shows that harvest planning had already begun to develop in Italy by that time, and that first procedures had been drawn up describing the forestry management tasks involved. The forestry legislation had, in fact, been based on far more detailed provisions adopted in Austria, France and Germany. It aimed to produce the possible greatest amount of product, mainly timber, from the forests, which were preserved by being renovated on a cyclical basis.